October 12, 2019

  Beading Decoration Workshop at Eau Brink Studio commencing October 12th.

Beaded Decorations
Beaded items for your home

Peggy Bonner will be teaching this first workshop from 10 am till 2 pm.

For the first workshop we will be making a bobbin decoration like below.

Once we get the hang of this we will be moving onto more complicated designs in future workshops

All materials are included in the price as well as refreshments. Bring your own lunch.

Only £20.00 per person.

Following introductions Peggy will demonstrate step by step instructions for you to follow and make a cotton reel hanging.

Further workshops are available for you to move onto more complicated designs.

More information to follow.

To book Just click on the button below

 

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September 16, 2019

Hard work can be fun and at Eau Brink Studio we do have a lot of fun.

Hampton Court

This week we have been at The Handmade Festival in Hampton Court. The hard work starts with making  enough items to ensure you have a good stock to sell as well as items to showcase what you do in the workshops.

Then setting up on the day before the show opens starts with the journey down from Norfolk and worrying if you have everything, I always forget something. This time it was the handouts for the workshops.

Setting up takes a while but by 6pm we can go off to John’s Sisters to hopefully relax before the opening day.

Each day we are up early to get to Hampton Court by 8am. Traffic permitting of course. Check that all is well on the stall before opening. We do have a little time to catch up with old friends before we open which is always nice.

The rest of the day is spent chatting to customers old and new. Selling items of course and encouraging customers to look at the website to see if they fancy any of the workshop we run.

At 6pm the customers go home and we restock before heading back to relax or in my case sew more items.

On the last day at 6pm we pack up the stall to head home. Yesterday we arrive home late in the evening to a comfortable take away meal and a pot of tea.

Is this the end of it? No. The day after we unpack take stock of what is left. What sold well and what did not.

Then on the computer to follow up on requests and emails. Write a blog and update the website as well as social media.

The last thing is to take what is left to The Barn shop and clear up the studio.

Do I now plan for next year? yes of course it starts all over again now.

This is just one example of how we work and have fun. Others include running workshops.

Workshops

Workshops are a great way to make new friends with like minded people. I love to see how people develop their own style of sewing and crafts. I have made some very good friends through my work.

New workshops are being added to the website all the time and this week there will be more including some half day workshops and maybe the odd evening one too. so pop along to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk to see whats going on.

Whilst away

Of course many of you reading this are probably thinking “what happens to the animals when Anita is away” My son lives with us and he cares for them. Also my sister is not far away and also pops in at regular intervals to make sure all is okay. the animals are better cared for than us humans.

Animal Update

The chickens are all doing well laying loads of lovely eggs. The geese have settle in well and protect the ducks now unless there is food about then its every duck and goose for him or herself. The sheep I think will be happy when the warm weather goes away  even when they have been sheared they they hot. And the ducks are happy. The babies are growing well and love swimming on the pond. Though it is funny to see them suddenly try and jump out when a fish catches them unaware.

Next time

Next time will tell you all about the exhibitions I am entering just need to confirm a couple today and then I can show you some new works too.

 

 


September 10, 2018

Fairs Galore for Eau Brink Studio during September right from the start.

First off was the Rainbow Fair at Downham Market.

Whilst there I spent time demonstrating how to make peg bags. Many customers were interested in the cone shaped peg bags asking about  the different processes involved in the making of them.

It was a great day full of music and laughter.

 

On Monday the textile exhibition started at Wymondham and runs until Sunday 16th of September. Set up in the Arts Center at the bottom end of the town.

There are many artists showcasing their textiles including the King’s Lynn Embroidery Guild. The work there is stunning with a wide variety of items for sale. Well worth a visit.

Sunday the 9th was also the towns Vintage day and we had great fun listening to the old music and looking at the vintage vehicles. Many people look fabulous as they wore vintage clothing for the event.  It was a very busy day for everyone.

Coming up on from Friday the 14th is The Handmade Fair at Hampton court Palace. I am really looking forward to this on as I love Hampton Court Palace. We will be setting up on Thursday ready for the Friday Morning start. There will be two large shopping villages set up. One for handmade items for your home. Fabrics and other items will be in there too.

The second will be full of lovely foods and drinks. Very hard to resist.

Whats great is that there are several of us from Norfolk going so we can support each other during the show. I also know that there is a coach full of people going from Norwich. looking forward to seeing you all.

If your planning on going I can help you with a free ticket. Just follow this link https://bit.ly/2MWKRB2 and you can register for a ticket to print off. They are limited so it is first come first served. I have already sent this link to others so don’t miss out.

Mug and coaster sets

New mug and coaster sets have arrived.

Some of you may recognise this design as it is the Fungi design we worked on from the Maggie Grey Wow book during our Experimental Wednesday.

There is one other design at the moment which is taken from the pictures using Xpandaprint and Scolabrush.

They do both compliment each other.


July 29, 2018
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Tiny Acorns to Terrific Tassels! Passementerie Workshop at Eau Brink Studio. With Clare Hedges.
Lovely little Acorns
Handmade Acorns

Ever wondered just how trimmings are made?  This 2-day workshop enables you to learn the basics of hand-made Passementerie, and let you try your hand at making a tasselled button and an acorn similar to those made for a bed at Marchmont House, Berwickshire.

Who is this for?

Ideal for anyone interested in textile crafts, as well as professional curtain makers and interior designers. Come along and learn new techniques to create unique finishing touches for your projects or just gain a better understanding of what’s involved in the making process, and the options that bespoke Passementerie can give your clients, giving you a better understanding of the design process involved in bespoke work, making the commissioning process easier to navigate.

What will we learn?

Day one will cover the basic techniques regularly used in hand made passementerie. Then day two you will put those techniques together to complete a tasselled button suitable for a bolster cushion and a decorative acorn.

Reviews

 

Tassels
Tassels made on a previous workshop

The feedback on this two day course is always good as Students said: “Clare is calm and informative, a great tutor”           

“It was a brilliant course, thank you” “Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend”

Clare is in demand with her heritage work as you can see at http://clarehedges.com/category/heritage/

So why not give it a go and join us at Eau Brink Studio for two days of traditional crafting.

To book you place go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/tiny-acorns-to-terrific-tassels-passementerie-workshop/2018-10-06/